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John Crawford Jazz Band


John and Susan Crawford began performing music together over 35 years ago, while they were in college. John plays piano, and Susan is the vocalist; singing standard jazz tunes many people will recognize. In addition to piano and vocals, the group includes Ken Fabis on saxophone, Jim Yorgan on bass and Randy Maio on drums. They play with many other musicians in their group including Pat Crawford (sax/flute), Ken (trombone) and Jake (trumpet) Wiele, Paul Griffen (drums), Shane Mooney (drums), Louie Marini (bass) and many others that "sub" into the group. John also plays the piano bimonthly with Jazz Wave Big Band in Waukegan on Sunday evenings, as well as the Parkside Reunion Big Band as needed.


The band plays primarily in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, at restaurants and jazz clubs, as well as events such as wedding receptions, parties, and fund raisers. Their second CD titled “It’s About Time”, was nominated in 2007 for a WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award.


For the several years, The John Crawford Jazz Band has performed as the one of the bands for The Kenosha Kemper Center's outdoor Twilight Jazz Series, which takes place throughout the summer months. For the 2017 season, the band will  perform at the Kemper grounds on Tuesday July 18th from 7-9 for an outdoor concert. They can be seen locally at Sazzy B's regularly. John plays every Monday at Sazzy B's with a diverse collection of jazz musicians from 7-10pm. Sue is sometimes asked to be the guest vocalist with other jazz groups in the area. They are often asked to play cocktail music for weddings and open house events.


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